Celebrate the small stuff no matter how temporary

// 14 February 2008

John Kampfner has resigned from the editorship of the New Statesman. This is not what I am celebrating. What is worth celebrating, no matter how little significance the Guardian gives it*, is that Sue Matthias, deputy editor, is taking over for now. Yes a woman editing a major weekly “serious” news periodical. That’s a V-Day thing too celebrate!

* At least their coverage is better than Sky News who rather insulting say:

Deputy editor Sue Matthias will take charge of the New Statesman until a successor for Mr Kampfner is found.

From Sky News

Because, of course, Ms Matthias can’t be considered a successor despite her years of experience at the New Statesman, Independent and AOL News, can she?

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